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The Week In Review: Between Ariel Castro and Tory Backbenchers, We Can't Avoid an Abortion Debate

Posted: 05/11/2013 7:27 pm

This week brought freedom for three women who had been held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade. The prosecutor in the case has revealed that he may seek aggravated murder charges against the alleged captor, Ariel Castro, because Castro is accused of repeatedly beating and starving one of the women in order to force several miscarriages. This particular detail has caused quite the stir, not because of the vile nature of the alleged abuse (there's a disturbingly long list of equally loathsome things said to have been done to the women), but because it casts a fetus in the role of a murder victim. And this, despite fetal homicide laws having been on the books for years in the U.S., always makes pro-choice advocates profoundly uncomfortable.

I think it's for the same reasons that expressing opposition to sex-selective abortion raises such anxiety here in Canada. (If you're wondering what I'm talking about, just ask Mark Warawa.) Both discussions force all parties to actually focus on the fetus and what's being done to it, rather than focusing on the mother. (Margaret Somerville was quick to point this out in the Canadian context last year.) This shift in turn leads to tacit admissions that on some level, few of us can honestly say we don't think of a fetus as at least some kind of human being, even if we don't favour criminalizing abortion.

Rather than dodging the hard cases - the forced miscarriages and sex-selective abortions -- by pretending no harm has been done to anything worth recognizing or protecting, we should welcome them as a chance to bring honesty and painful nuance to a debate that is too often characterized as far simpler than it really is.

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  • 3 Missing Cleveland Women FOUND

    From left to right, Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight.

  • Balloons surround the porch at the home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland Friday, May 10, 2013. DeJesus was freed Monday from the home of Ariel Castro where she and two other women had been held captive for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

  • A sign rests in front of a home Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Cleveland. Ariel Castro, who allegedly held three women captive for nearly a decade, is charged with rape and kidnapping. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • A 10-foot chain link fence surrounds the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Castro is under arrest and charged with kidnapping and rape after three women were rescued last week at the house after being held captive for a decade. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

  • Ariel Castro Arraigned On Kidnapping And Rape Charges

    CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 09: (L-R) Onil Castro, Pedro Castro and Ariel Castro stand in the courtroom during Ariel's arraignment on rape and kidnapping charges May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ariel Castro is accused of abducting Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus and holding them for about 10 years. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Ariel Castro

    Onil Castro, left, Pedro Castro, center, and Ariel Castro, right, wait for their arraignment at Cleveland Municipal Court in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Ariel Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Pedro and Onil Castro, were held but faced no immediate charges. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • Ariel Castro

    Pedro Castro talks with public defender Kathleen DeMetz as Ariel Castro, back right, and Onil Castro, left, wait for their arraignment at Cleveland Municipal Court in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Ariel Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Pedro and Onil Castro, were held but faced no immediate charges. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • Ariel Castro

    Onil Castro, left, Pedro Castro, center, talks with public defender Kathleen DeMetz as Ariel Castro, right, waits for his arraignment at Cleveland Municipal Court in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Ariel Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Pedro and Onil Castro, were held but faced no immediate charges. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court for the kidnapping of three women May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio, with County Public defender Kathleen DeMetz (R). Unemployed American bus driver Ariel Castro appeared in court Thursday to faces charges that he kidnapped and raped three young women and held them in his home for a decade.The 52-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio did not enter a plea and stood with his head bowed while the court set a large bond of two million dollars per case, effectively ensuring that he will remain in detention. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court for the kidnapping of three women May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio, with County Public defender Kathleen DeMetz (R). Unemployed American bus driver Ariel Castro appeared in court Thursday to faces charges that he kidnapped and raped three young women and held them in his home for a decade.The 52-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio did not enter a plea and stood with his head bowed while the court set a large bond of two million dollars per case, effectively ensuring that he will remain in detention. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court for the kidnapping of three women in Cleveland, May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Castro appeared in court Thursday to faces charges that he kidnapped and raped three young women and held them in his home for a decade. The 52-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio did not enter a plea and stood with his head bowed while the court set a large bond of two million dollars per case, effectively ensuring that he will remain in detention. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court for the kidnapping of three women May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio, with County Public defender Kathleen DeMetz (R). Unemployed American bus driver Ariel Castro appeared in court Thursday to faces charges that he kidnapped and raped three young women and held them in his home for a decade.The 52-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio did not enter a plea and stood with his head bowed while the court set a large bond of two million dollars per case, effectively ensuring that he will remain in detention. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court for the kidnapping of three women May 9, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio, with County Public defender Kathleen DeMetz (R). Unemployed American bus driver Ariel Castro appeared in court Thursday to faces charges that he kidnapped and raped three young women and held them in his home for a decade.The 52-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio did not enter a plea and stood with his head bowed while the court set a large bond of two million dollars per case, effectively ensuring that he will remain in detention. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Balloons hang on a street pole near the Burger King restaurant where Amanda Berry was working and last seen a decade ago, after three women were held captive for a decade in a house, May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Beth Berry Serrano, the sister of Amanda Berry gives a statement to the media after her sister arrived at her home, May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. US kidnap victim Amanda Berry arrived at her sister's house on Wednesday for an emotional reunion with her family a decade after she became one of three local women to be kidnapped. Television images of the rear of the home showed someone carrying a small child, thought to be the six-year-old daughter Berry bore during her time as a prisoner of three suspected kidnappers in a house in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Beth Berry Serrano, the sister of Amanda Berry, comes to give a statement after Berry arrived at her sister's home on May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women, including Amanda Berry. They were found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Beth Berry Serrano, the sister of Amanda Berry hugs a friend after making a statement to the media after her sister arrived at her home, May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. US kidnap victim Amanda Berry arrived at her sister's house on Wednesday for an emotional reunion with her family a decade after she became one of three local women to be kidnapped. Television images of the rear of the home showed someone carrying a small child, thought to be the six-year-old daughter Berry bore during her time as a prisoner of three suspected kidnappers in a house in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Beth Berry Serrano, the sister of Amanda Berry arrives to make a statement to the media after her sister arrived at her home, May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. US kidnap victim Amanda Berry arrived at her sister's house on Wednesday for an emotional reunion with her family a decade after she became one of three local women to be kidnapped. Television images of the rear of the home showed someone carrying a small child, thought to be the six-year-old daughter Berry bore during her time as a prisoner of three suspected kidnappers in a house in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Beth Berry Serrano, the sister of Amanda Berry, speaks to the press after Amanda Berry arrived at her sister's home on May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women, including Amanda Berry. They were found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Beth Berry Serrano, the sister of Amanda Berry, speaks to the press after Amanda Berry arrived at her sister's home on May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women, including Amanda Berry. They were found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Beth Berry Serrano, the sister of Amanda Berry makes a statement to the media after her sister arrived at her home, May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. US kidnap victim Amanda Berry arrived at her sister's house on Wednesday for an emotional reunion with her family a decade after she became one of three local women to be kidnapped. Television images of the rear of the home showed someone carrying a small child, thought to be the six-year-old daughter Berry bore during her time as a prisoner of three suspected kidnappers in a house in Cleveland, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Amanda Berry And Sister

    Amanda Berry, right, hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital Monday May 6, 2013. Berry and two other women were found in a house near downtown Cleveland Monday after being missing for about a decade. (AP Photo/Family Handout courtesy WOIO-TV)

  • Georgina "Gina" DeJesus

    These three photographs obtained on May 6, 2013 courtesy of the FBI show Georgina "Gina" DeJesus, who went missing as teenager about a decade ago and was found alive May 6, 2013 in a residential area of Cleveland, Ohio. Three women who had been missing for years -- two of whom disappeared as teenagers -- were found alive in a house in Cleveland, police in the US state of Ohio said Monday. "All three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, seem to be in good health," Cleveland police said in a statement. (Picture are right is a "photograph progressed to 17 years)

  • Michelle Knight

    Police said Knight went missing in 2002 and is 32 now.

  • These undated handout photos provided by the FBI show Amanda Berry, left, and Georgina "Gina" Dejesus. Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said he thinks Berry, DeJesus and Michelle Knight were tied up at the house and held there since they were in their teens or early 20s. Berry and the two other women who went missing a decade ago were found on Monday, May 6, 2013 elating family members and friends who'd longed to see them again. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • John Walsh, co-founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, speaks at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children annual Hope Awards in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, about the missing women found in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued from a Cleveland home on May 6.. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

  • A collection of celebratory balloons and stuffed animals crowds the entrance to the home of the sister of Amanda Berry on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, one of three women found alive in a house a few miles away after disappearing years earlier, in a west side Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood. Many people who dropped off balloons said they didn't know Berry personally but wanted to celebrate her safe return. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

  • Missing Teens Found Alive In Cleveland Home

    CLEVELAND, OH, - MAY 07: A general view of the exterior of the house where, on Monday, three women who had disappeared as teenagers approximately ten years ago were found alive on May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus, who went missing in 2004, and Michele Knight, who went missing in 2002, were all found alive in the same house. Three suspects, all brothers, have been taken into custody. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

  • Missing Teens Found Alive In Cleveland Home

    CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 7: FBI agents remove evidence from the house where three women who had disappeared as teenagers approximately ten years ago, were found alive on Monday May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus, who went missing in 2004, and Michelle Knight, who went missing in 2002, were all found alive in the same house. Three suspects, all brothers, have been taken into custody. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    The house of the sister of Amanda Berry, one of the three women held captive for a decade, stands decorated by well wishers May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    A missing person sign displaying portraits of Amanda Berry , one of the three women held captive for a decade, stands in front of her sister's house May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Wellwishers come drop a token of respect outside the home of the sister of Amanda Berry, one of the three women were held captive for a decade, May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Wellwishers come drop a token of respect at the of the sister of Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive for a decade, May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-KIDNAP

    Wellwishers come drop a token of respect at home of the sister of Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive for a decade, May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, ohio. Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of three women found safe in a home after being missing for a decade, authorities said. There were more questions than answers the day after the stunning turn of events that began with a frantic arm sticking out of a screen door, a woman screaming for help, and a neighbor kicking in the door to free her in a working-class neighborhood of the city in the American heartland. Ariel Castro and his brothers - Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 have been detained, authorities said. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • This image provided by the FBI shows the updated "Missing Person" poster for Amanda Berry. A frantic phone call Monday, May 6, 2013, led police to a house near downtown Cleveland where Berry and two other women who vanished about a decade ago were found Monday, exhilarating law enforcement authorities, family members and friends who had longed to see them again (AP Photo/FBI)

  • This undated photo released by the Cleveland Police Department shows Ariel Castro. Three women who disappeared in Cleveland a decade ago were found safe Monday, and police arrested three brothers, including Castro, accused of holding the victims against their will. (AP Photo/Cleveland Police Department)

  • This image provided by the FBI shows an undated photo of Amanda Berry. The voice of the long-missing woman was frantic and breathless, choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now." Those words led police to a house near downtown Cleveland where Berry and two other women who went missing a decade ago were found on Monday, elating family members and friends who'd longed to see them again. (AP Photo/FBI)

  • Balloons fly outside the home of Gina DeJesus Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Cleveland. DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade ago, were found in a home just south of downtown Cleveland and likely had been tied up during years of captivity, said police, who arrested three brothers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • A "Welcome Home Gina " sign hangs on a fence outside the home of Gina DeJesus Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Cleveland. DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade ago, were found in a home just south of downtown Cleveland and likely had been tied up during years of captivity, said police, who arrested three brothers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • Brittany Moore uses her cell phone to snap pictures of a house where three women escaped Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade ago, were found Monday in the home just south of downtown Cleveland and likely had been tied up during years of captivity, said police, who arrested three brothers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • A house where three women escaped is shown Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade ago, were found Monday in the home just south of downtown Cleveland and likely had been tied up during years of captivity, said police, who arrested three brothers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • Sheriff deputies stand outside a house in Cleveland Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the day after three women who vanished a decade ago were found there. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade ago, were found in the home just south of downtown Cleveland and likely had been tied up during years of captivity, said police, who arrested three brothers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • Sheriff deputies stand outside a house in Cleveland Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the day after three women who vanished a decade ago were found there. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade ago, were found in the home just south of downtown Cleveland and likely had been tied up during years of captivity, said police, who arrested three brothers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • The front door of a house where three women escaped is shown Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Cleveland. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade ago, were found in the home just south of downtown Cleveland Monday, May 6, and likely had been tied up during years of captivity, said police, who arrested three brothers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • FBI agents remove evidence from the house where three women who had disappeared as teenagers approximately ten years ago, were found alive on Monday May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus, who went missing in

    FBI agents remove evidence from the house where three women who had disappeared as teenagers approximately ten years ago, were found alive on Monday May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus, who went missing in 2004, and Michelle Knight, who went missing in 2002, were all found alive in the same house. Three suspects, all brothers, have been taken into custody. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

  • FBI show Amanda Berry, who went missing

    These three photographs obtained on May 6, 2013 courtesy of the FBI show Amanda Berry, who went missing on April 21, 2003, after leaving the fast food restaurant at which she was employed a decade ago, and was found alive May 6, 2013 in a residential area of Cleveland, Ohio. Three women who had been missing for years -- two of whom disappeared as teenagers -- were found alive in a house in Cleveland, police in the US state of Ohio said Monday. "All three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, seem to be in good health," Cleveland police said in a statement. (Picture are right is a "photograph progressed to 17 years)

  • Cleveland Police stand outside a home where they say missing women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found in the 2200 block of Seymour Avenue in Cleveland on Monday, May 6, 2013. The three women who went missing about a decade ago were found alive in a residential area just south of downtown, and a man was arrested. (AP Photo/Plain Dealer, Scott Shaw)

  • Tasheena Mitchell, cousin of Amanda Berry celebrates outside of MetroHealth Medical Center after Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found in a house on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, Monday, May 6, 2013. The three women who went missing about a decade ago were found alive in a residential area just south of downtown, and a man was arrested. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Gus Chan)

  • Neighbor Charles Ramsey speaks to media near the home on the 2200 block of Seymour Avenue, where three missing women were rescued in Cleveland, on Monday, May 6, 2013. Cheering crowds gathered on the street where police said Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, who went missing about a decade ago and were found earlier in the day. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Scott Shaw)

  • Felix Dejesus

    FILE - In this Friday, March 3, 2004 file photos shows Felix DeJesus, holding a banner showing his daughter's photograph, standing by a memorial in his living room in Cleveland. Cleveland police say two women who went missing as teenagers about a decade ago have been found alive in a residential area about two miles south of downtown. Cheering crowds gathered Monday night on the street near the home where police say Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and a third woman were found earlier in the day. The identity of the third woman hasn't been confirmed. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

  • A general view of the exterior of the house where, on Monday, three women who had disappeared as teenagers approximately ten years ago were found alive on May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus, who went missing in 2004, and Michele Knight, who went missing in 2002, were all found alive in the same house. Three suspects, all brothers, have been taken into custody.

 

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